Microsoft Essentials

  bpzoom 28 Feb 12

Windows 7. Having used the likes of security systems Kapersky, McAfee and others over the years, I have been recommended to try the free Microsoft Essentials anti virus software. Has anyone experience of this and what is it like, for example its impact on the system start up time,and its general effect on system running speed.

  buteman 28 Feb 12

If you have any Anti-malware programs installed they will conflict with MSE on start up unless you stop the anti-malware part of MSE from running.

If you are going to run MSE without any other security programs you could have problems.

Maybe you should have posted this in the Helproom.

  bpzoom 28 Feb 12

OK, I will put it in the Helproom. Thank you.

  lotvic 28 Feb 12
  wee eddie 28 Feb 12

I'm using MSE on both my Desktop and Laptop. No problems.

Still run Malwarebytes regularly though.

  ams4127 29 Feb 12

I have Malwarebytes (full paid version) running on my machine at the same time as MSE. There is no conflict.

You will get a conflict if running another Anti Virus at the same time as MSE,


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